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gillie

noun gil·lie \ˈgi-lē\

Definition of gillie

  1. 1 :  a male attendant on a Scottish Highland chief; broadly :  attendant

  2. 2 chiefly Scottish & Irish :  a fishing and hunting guide

  3. 3 :  a shoe with a low top and decorative lacing



Variants of gillie

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ghillie

\ˈgi-lē\

Origin and Etymology of gillie

Scottish Gaelic gille & Irish giolla youth, gillie


First Known Use: 1705

Rhymes with gillie


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